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Shoplifting offences 'rise over 20%' in North Wales

Shoplifting rates in North Wales rose by over 20% in 2013, reflecting a trend seen throughout the UK.

Inspector Paul Wycherley from North Wales Police explained the force's changing strategy in tackling food theft, with officers trained to guide potential shoplifters towards the use of local foodbanks.

The BBC's Hywel Griffith reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 29 July.

  • 29 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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